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EU Bans Airport X-Ray Machines [Radiation]

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La Unión Europea autoriza el uso de escáneres corporales

La Comisión Europea (CE) ha aprobado el uso de escáneres corporales en los aeropuertos de la Unión Europea con el objetivo de evitar ataques terroristas, sin embargo, según se destacó, esta nueva normativa buscará proteger la salud e intimidad de los pasajeros.

La Unión Europea aprueba la introducción de escáneres corporales en los aeropuertos europeos, pero con salvaguardas para respetar


Eurocopter reinforces its maintenance, support and commercial presence in the Middle East and Asia

HomBrig. Gen ( R ) Dr. Hassan Yousuf AL AWADHI, GAL CEO; Olivier LAMBERT, Senior Vice-President - Eurocopter Sales & Customer Relations.(Ref. IMG5933, © Copyright GAL, photograph supplied by Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC).

New agreements announced during this week's Dubai Airshow further enhance Eurocopter's Middle East and Asia footprint, creating a cooperative maintenance program for Royal Jordanian Air Force AS 332 M1 Super Pumas, establishing customer support services for helicopters with the United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces, and marking the sale of a corporate EC130 B4 to Pakistan.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  16 November 2011

The maintenance contract with Jordan covers G-level major inspection for 10 Royal Jordanian Air Force Super Puma AS 332 M1s, which is performed every 12 years. This major agreement represents a new step in the longstanding relationship between the Royal Jordanian Air Force and Eurocopter, and involves a cooperative training and work-sharing arrangement. The initial three helicopters will be inspected by Eurocopter, which is to provide associated on-the-job training that will enable the Royal Jordanian Air Force to perform G-level checks on the remaining seven Super Pumas in Jordan.

Jordan has operated Eurocopter helicopters for more than 30 years. In addition to the AS332 Super Pumas – which are used for troop transport and search & rescue, the Royal Jordanian Air Force's current Eurocopter fleet also includes AS350s for pilot training and VIP airlift, along with EC635s for multi-mission duties. In addition, the Jordan Public Security Air Wing operates EC635s and BO105s. Eurocopter's agreement announced at the Dubai Airshow with Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) marks another element in its strategy of local presence, providing customer support services to further strengthen Eurocopter's profile in the United Arab Emirates and enhancing the company's capability to serve the UAE Armed Forces.

GAL is an Abu Dhabi-based supplier of professional aerospace services in the UAE, and the new agreement with Eurocopter establishes it as a provider of routine customer support services for the UAE Navy and UAE Presidential Guard Command – including new spare parts, repairs, training and technical publications. During the past several years, GAL has been providing daily operational and intermediate aviation maintenance at a highly professional level for Eurocopter helicopters flown by both the UAE Navy and UAE Presidential Guard Command. "By joining forces, Eurocopter and GAL will meet the daily operational needs of the UAE Navy and UAE Presidential Guard Command, ensuring proficient fleet maintenance of the Ecureuil, Fennec, Dauphin, Panther and Super Puma helicopters operated in the Emirates," said further Xavier Hay, the Eurocopter Vice-President for Middle East and Africa. "This partnership confirms Eurocopter's dedication to enhancing its local UAE presence in serving all governmental and civil operators of its helicopters, and we welcome GAL to our network of customer support services providers." The sales agreement signed during the Dubai Airshow involves one EC130 B4 in a corporate configuration for Pakistan's Princely Jets, which is to be delivered in June 2012. Also covered in the accord is Eurocopter's provision of spares and services for this rotary-wing aircraft.


Malasia planea compra de aviones de entrenamiento Yak-130 de Rusia - RIA Novosti

Malasia planea compra de aviones de entrenamiento Yak-130 de Rusia - RIA Novosti:

Malasia planea compra de aviones de entrenamiento Yak-130 de Rusia
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Aeroflot puts its third Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in operation

November 9, 2011 Moscow — Aeroflot Russian Airlines puts its third Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (SSJ100) in operation. The airliner, named after the famous Aeroflot pilot Ivan Orlovets, performed its first scheduled flight SU713/714 on route Moscow — Nizhny Novgorod — Moscow.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95011 was delivered to Aeroflot under contract with the VEB-Leasing JSC on financial lease (leasing). The delivered aircraft is designed to carry 87 passengers in a comfortable two-class layout (12 — business class and 75 — in economy class).

Aeroflot ordered 30 SSJ100 aircraft in total.

“We are pleased that the intensive operation of the SSJ100 by Aeroflot confirms the superior operational performance of our aircraft. This was achieved due to the efficient activity of Aeroflot flight and technical staff, as well as the proper support by our company and our partner SuperJet International. We see that the SSJ100 is becoming an excellent tool for the development of the Aeroflot regional network. We will do our best to make sure that the growing fleet of SSJ100 meets the expectations of the airline”, noted Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.

Aeroflot currently operates three SSJ100 aircraft serving routes from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Kazan and Minsk. In the mid of November these aircraft will also fly on international routes starting with flight to Oslo. By November 6, the two SSJ100 in service with Aeroflot totalized 824 flights and over 1,293 hours. Aeroflot operations confirm that the aircraft perfectly match their requirements in terms of high frequency departures on regional routes.

This delivery represents the fourth SSJ100 in service with Armavia and Aeroflot.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) is a 100 seat regional jet designed, developed and built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), in partnership with Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company. On May 19th 2008 SSJ100 successfully accomplished its first flight. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 cruises at a Maximum Operating Speed of Mach 0.81 and 40,000 feet. It takes off from a 1,731 meters runway in the basic range and 2,052 meters in the long range. The operating range for the basic version is 3,048 km and 4,578 km for the long range version. In February 2011, the SSJ100 obtained the Type Certificate by the Russian Certification Authority IAC AR. The EASA certification is expected to follow in 2011. On April 19th 2011 first production SSJ100 was delivered to Armavia airlines (Armenia). There are currently three SSJ100s in service with Armavia and Aeroflot.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company

The Company’s shareholders are the Sukhoi Holding owing 75% — 1 share and the Italian Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica Company, holding 25% + 1 share since April 7, 2009. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft was founded in 2000 to develop new regional aircraft projects. Headquartered in Moscow, the Company enjoys several production branches seated in the cities of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. Today the company employs over 2,000 people. Sukhoi Superjet 100 — a new family of regional jets — is the Company’s major project.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Aeroflot, the leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2010, 11.3 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and 14.07 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group. Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.

Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 (“operating profit” and “profit margin” categories).

Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 109 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit

VEB-Leasing JSC

The main shareholder — the State Corporation “The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”. The priority areas of specialization include: leasing of rolling stock, leasing of aircraft and units, leasing of marine and river vessels, leased cars and special equipment as well as the leasing of high technology equipment.


Brazil needs more than 700 new passenger aircraft in next 20 years

Country to become fourth largest domestic air travel market in the world
Blagnac,  16 November 2011

According to the recently released Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Brazil will require 701 new passenger aircraft of more than 100 seats between today and 2030. The 501 single-aisle, 174 twin-aisle aircraft and 26 very large aircraft have an estimated value of $82 billion.

By 2030, Brazil, the largest and fastest growing passenger market for Airbus in Latin America, will become the fourth largest domestic air travel market in the world with an annual growth rate of 7.4 percent, following the United States, China and India.

Brazil is currently ranked fourth in the world in terms of seats on departing flights, offering twice as many seats today than a decade ago. During the same time span, the country’s international and domestic air travel more than doubled, and as of 2010 Sao Paulo became the biggest gateway city for international travel to Latin America.

Looking ahead, the growth is only expected to continue. Between 2010 and 2030, the country’s GDP is expected to skyrocket 144 percent, 20 percent higher than the Latin America average.

Some of the trends driving Brazil’s air travel growth include:

    Outstanding economic growth
    Increased propensity to travel by air, driven by rapid growth of a travelling middle class
    Growing tourism economy contributing to GDP growth

“Brazil has become one of the world’s top 10 markets for new passenger aircraft in terms of aircraft deliveries over the next 20 years,” said Rafael Alonso, Executive Vice President of Airbus for Latin American and the Caribbean. “With international traffic to and from Brazil doubling over the past decade and showing no signs of slowing, Brazilian carriers have a tremendous opportunity to gain greater market share.”

In the past 10 years, tourism has contributed to Brazil’s GDP by nearly 200 percent and by 2020 it is expected to grow another 60 percent. Brazilian tourists are flying in some of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. The average age of aircraft in Brazil with more than 100 seats is seven years, which is three years younger than the world and the regional average.

In Latin America, Airbus foresees a 20-year demand for more than 2,000 new passenger aircraft, including 1,653 single-aisle, 334 twin-aisle and 41 very large aircraft, estimated at approximately $200 billion. Globally, by 2030 some 27,900 new aircraft valued at $3.5 trillion will be required to satisfy future robust market demand.

With more than 600 aircraft sold and a backlog of nearly 300, over 400 Airbus aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In the last 10 years, Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet, while delivering more than 60 percent of all aircraft operating in the region.

More information on the GMF including presentations and regional overviews, check out


Bombardier Aerospace to Establish Manufacturing Capability in Morocco

November 16, 2011 — Montréal

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Morocco. The exact site location will be announced at a later date. Bombardier Aerospace intends to invest approximately $200 million US in equipment, buildings and start-up costs over the next eight years.

Scheduled to be implemented in phases starting in 2012, Bombardier Aerospace’s new Moroccan facility will initially include sub-assembly capabilities for simple structures. The new facility is scheduled to start manufacturing in 2013. Details on the type of components to be manufactured will be finalized in the coming months.

By the end of 2020, employment at the Morocco facility is expected to reach 850 skilled and trained workers. Bombardier Aerospace anticipates that there will be no impact on its current workforce level at other sites as a result of this announcement.

“Globalization of our industry has opened up new markets and new opportunities,” said Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “We have progressively extended our business presence around the world and we are continuing today to better serve our international customers.”

“Bombardier Aerospace is committed to a long-term relationship with the Moroccan Government to develop a world-class aerospace industry in the country,” added Mr. Hachey. “By establishing its own fully integrated manufacturing facility in Morocco, Bombardier Aerospace will serve as a catalyst for the aerospace industry in the country and will look for opportunities to share some of its knowledge and complex manufacturing processes.”

Bombardier Aerospace chose Morocco for a number of reasons: internationally competitive manufacturing costs, low shipping and transportation costs, proximity to Europe, and the commitment by the Moroccan Government to the development of the aerospace industry.

The announcement of this new manufacturing facility in Morocco was made during the Dubai Airshow 2011, where Bombardier is currently showcasing its broad spectrum of innovative products, technical expertise, and superior customer support and aircraft maintenance services. Held in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai Airshow, the world’s third largest airshow, places an emphasis on the Middle-East, Africa, Europe and India.


Comienzan los preparativos para el primer vuelo del lanzador europeo Vega

París.- La semana pasada comenzó la primera campaña de lanzamiento de Vega en el Puerto Espacial Europeo, con la instalación de la primera etapa del vehículo sobre la plataforma de lanzamiento. El vuelo inaugural del nuevo lanzador europeo tendrá lugar a finales del próximo mes de enero.

Comienzan los preparativos para el primer vuelo del lanzador europeo Vega


Safran to support Brazilian KC-390 jet

Safran to support Brazilian KC-390 jet: Safran has been selected by Embraer to provide electrical power distribution systems and integration for the Brazilian Air Force KC-390 military transport aircraft.


PurePower Engines Surpass 1,000 Hours Of Full Engine Testing

Company Official Says The Powerplants Are 'On Track' For Certification Pratt & Whitney has successfully completed more than 1,000 hours of full engine testing on its PurePower engines for its first two applications - the PW1500G engine series for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft and the PW1200G engine series for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Four PW1500G engines and two PW1200G engines have undergone testing to date. Each engine model will run a total of eight test engines leading to engine certification.... PurePower Engines Surpass 1,000 Hours Of Full Engine Testing


Andalucía acogerá el primer centro de experimentación de aviones no tripulados de España

Andalucía contará con el primer centro español de experimentación de aviones no tripulados de grandes dimensiones con tecnología avanzada, que se ubicará junto a las actuales instalaciones del Arenosillo en Moguer (Huelva), dependientes del Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA). El Consejo de Gobierno ha aprobado la participación de la Administración autonómica en este proyecto, en colaboración con el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación y el INTA.

EADS se descuelga del supercentro de aviones no tripulados de El Arenosillo
La ansiada creación del complejo de referencia español arranca con una inversión de 40 millones de Junta y Gobierno · El grupo no descarta "usar las instalaciones en el futuro"


La Justicia desestima el recurso de los controladores contra Aena

Madrid.- El Juzgado Central de los Contencioso Administrativo nº1 de Madrid ha desestimado el recurso interpuesto contra Aena que reclamaba una indemnización por los perjuicios económicos ocasionados por el plante de los controladores que tuvo lugar el 3 y 4 de diciembre de 2010.

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